The sound of DownTown Mystic is vintage yet modern. The music is rooted in all the great traditions of American Rock 'n' Roll, blending story telling songs with vintage guitars and analog recording into a unique style that owes nod to Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Beatles and Stones but somehow manages to sound as contemporary as anything currently available.
DownTown Mystic is the alter ego of American Rocker, Robert Allen, whose passion for “old school” recording borders on obsession. Robert adds, “I grew up listening to all these great records and their sound and style has stayed with me”. The DownTown Mystic CD is a perfect example of that sound and style, garnering strong reviews on both sides of the Atlantic that compare the music to a host of classic bands and influences, as well as young Turks like Band of Heathens.
DownTown Mystic has become DownTown Mystic’s most successful release to date, spending 40 consecutive weeks on the AMA Radio Charts. The album has also been in the Top 10 on the Roots Music Report and Roots 66 Airplay Charts, with the single Way To Know going to #1 on the RMR Chart.
Robert is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including drummer extraordinaire Steve Holley (Paul McCartney/Wings/Elton John/Ian Hunter) & urban legend Paul Page (Dion/Ian Hunter) on bass, as well as one of the great rhythm sections in the history of American Rock'n'Roll--Garry Tallent & Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.